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Politics & People news & information for Gran Canaria

Politics Sat, Sep 20, 2008

Spain recalls deportees after Gambia u-turn

The Spanish government has been forced to recall a plane with 101 illegal immigrant deportees on board after Gambian authorities refused permission for them to disembark at Banjul airport yesterday lunchtime. The...

Politics Tue, Oct 23, 2007

Three former PP mayors arrested on corruption charges

The three former mayors of Santa Brígida (Gran Canaria) arrested along with three other former council officers earlier today, are accused of a number of offences including: prevarication, embezzlement, fraud, and...

Politics Mon, Oct 22, 2007

Rajoy: 'raising minimum wage might affect job...

PP opposition leader, Mariano Rajoy, has tried to throw a bucket of cold water over the government's plan to raise the minimum wage to €800 a month if the socialists win next spring's general elections by...

CC and PP negotiate pact to govern Canaries
Politics Tue, Jun 19, 2007

CC and PP negotiate pact to govern Canaries

The presidential candidates for the Coalición Canaria (CC) and Partido Popular, Paulino Rivera (photo, left) and José Manuel Soria (photo, right) respectively, announced at a press conference yesterday that the two...

Disgraced Telde mayor resigns
Politics Fri, Nov 10, 2006

Disgraced Telde mayor resigns

Telde mayor, Francisco Valido (PP), has announced that he will be submitting his resignation today following his arrest last Tuesday in connection with an investigation into alleged commission payments for building...

Zapatero responds to ETA peace talk crisis threat
Politics Sun, Aug 20, 2006

Zapatero responds to ETA peace talk crisis threat

Speaking at a political rally in Las Palmas yesterday evening, president Zapatero said in response to ETA's latest statement published in Gara towards the end of last week, that: "the only thing that is in total...

Council removes fascist era street names
Politics Thu, Jun 22, 2006

Council removes fascist era street names

The town council of Santa Brigida on the island of Gran Canaria has renamed the calle Franco and four other streets with names relating to his fascist regime. While calle Franco has become calle Real, which it was...

More than 700 illegals intercepted off Canaries yesterday
Politics Tue, May 30, 2006

More than 700 illegals intercepted off Canaries yesterday

Eleven small boats packed to the gills with more than 700 illegal immigrants from north Africa were intercepted yesterday off the coasts of La Gomera, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, and Gran Canaria, setting a new record for...

PP councillor among five arrested on corruption charges
Politics Thu, Mar 2, 2006

PP councillor among five arrested on corruption charges

The councillor for Roads and Public Works on Telde town council, Antonia Torres (PP), was arrested yesterday along with her husband, who is employed as an adviser in her department, and four civil servants. All six are...

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